Friday’s Mini-Report

FRIDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:

* President Obama, off to a good start in Asia.

* We thought we might see a CBO score on the Senate health care bill today. No such luck.

* A “significant” amount of water on the moon. Cool.

* NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg supports the Obama administration’s decision to try terrorists in a New York court. Bloomberg believes it’s “fitting” to have their trial near Ground Zero.

* Interesting move: “Federal prosecutors on Thursday moved to seize several U.S. assets allegedly controlled by entities linked to the government of Iran, including a mosque and Islamic school in Potomac, Maryland in Prince William County and a Manhattan skyscraper. Prosecutors described an intricate web of ties allegedly connecting the properties to an Iranian bank that has been identified as a key financier of Tehran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and possibly acts of terrorism.”

* A surprisingly candid report from Goldman Sachs on killing health care reform to maximize shareholder profits.

* John Solomon, out at the Washington Times.

* Immigration reform in 2010? It’s possible.

* Coathangers for Dems who voted for the Stupak amendment.

* On a related note, constitutional questions surrounding Stupak’s provision? (thanks to M.R.)

* Apparently, Sarah Palin has a new book coming out. Some of her more notable claims are already being dunked by other Republicans.

* Fred Kaplan on Afghanistan: “It’s not how many troops to send; it’s what those troops will do.”

* Politicizing the end of the ffel program.

* Melody Barnes, the head of President Obama’s Domestic Policy Council, recently told students at Boston College Law School that she supports gay marriage. There was some talk the White House didn’t want a video of Barnes’ comments released, but White House officials have told the school that it can post and publicize the remarks.

* And finally, here’s an outside-the-box idea: Palin and Rod Blagojevich co-hosting a talk show: “They could call it ‘The Hockey Mom and the Hair.'”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.